CBS Evening News Tonight Invites Pro-Gun Advocate To Preach "Gun-Free-Zone" Myth Unchallenged

Larry Pratt Claims "The Problem Of Mass Murder In This Country Is The Gun-Free Zone"

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From the October 23 edition of CBS' CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley:

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LARRY PRATT: I'm Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America where we have advocated -- really ever since Columbine -- that the problem of mass murder in this country is the gun-free zone. We have a federal law that says that schools must be gun-free zones unless a state goes through an enormous amount of trouble. All but two of the mass murders in our country have occurred in gun-free zones. Even while our violent crime rate has been going down, more Americans are owning guns, but not in gun-free zones.

Previously:

CBS Allows Conspiracy Theorist And Fox Regular To Push "Gun-Free Zones" Myth

Gun Group Whose Leader Was Linked To White Supremacists To Host Ted Cruz

On CNN, Mark Kelly Debunks Myth That "Gun-Free Zones" Attract Shooters

REPORT: Conservative Media's "Gun-Free Zone" Myth Infects CNN And Fox News Following Oregon Community College Shooting

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